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Cancer: Health Education

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76017, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) promote awareness of different types of cancer and (b) encourage people to seek early help.

Answered on

24 November 2021

In October 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement and the former Public Health England launched the ‘Help us help you’ campaign to encourage people to come forward with symptoms that could be a sign of cancer and reassure them that the NHS is open.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are planning a new campaign in the first quarter of 2022 to address the barriers to people presenting with symptoms of cancer and are developing plans to raise awareness of key cancer symptoms in 2022/23.